If it is argued that the State of Hawaii has not authenticated the COLB, doesn’t it follow that they have also not disavowed or otherwise questioned the validity of the published COLB?
I would expect that the State of Hawaii cannot ‘authenticate’ that specific document without physically inspecting that specific document. But if they had any reason to believe that the COLB is inauthentic, falsified or incorrect in any way, nothing would prevent them from saying so.
I would tend to agree that an online copy is not sufficient to verify anything. I do think that there MAY be political pressure to NOT verify anything if possible. JMO